Connor Sports History

"For over 100 years, we have built an environment that exudes sincerity both with internal employees and external customers."

Jon Isaacs
General Manager
Connor Sports

 

Sports Flooring History, Sports Passion

Quality Rooted in Tradition

Connor Sports was founded in 1872 and is the market leader in portable and permanent wood sports flooring systems and growing provider of synthetic and rubber sports flooring. Connor has built maple hardwood courts for 14 NBA teams and countless numbers of NCAA schools and universities, with products for every level of competition — from park and rec centers to high schools to the top college basketball programs in the country. In fact, Connor is proud to be the exclusive supplier of the championship floors for both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Final Four.

Connor Sport operates from an ISO-certified lumber mill in Amasa, MI producing a wide range of products. All Connor floors are ISO-certified and DIN and STEM tested. We are a charter member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturer’s Association (MFMA) and the first member of that group to be certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Aside from its history in production, Connor Sports has a history of partnering with the leaders in sports. Connor Sports  is the Official Court of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, The Official Court of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, and a number of international sports organizations have all made Connor Sports their #OfficialCourt

In 2005, Connor Sports joined industry leader Sport Court®​ to form Connor Sport Court International, Inc. (CSCI). It’s little wonder why more athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor Sports® and Sport Court® are registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International.

Connor Sports Timeline


Connor Sports Founded


Connor Sports built its first band saw mill in Stratford, MI.

MFMA Founded

Connor Sports Installs its first basketball court and begins laying the foundation to be the leading sports flooring manufacturer in the United States

Mill was replaced with a modern electric three band, three re-saw mill

Name was changed to Connor Forest Industries.

Fire destroyed a three carriage saw mill, paving the way for a new mill.

New streamlined mill was opened.

Wood Fire Boiler was installed into the Amasa Mill, making it possible to heat the facility using wood waste.

Connor Sports began producing portable flooring.

Official Court Supplier to the Olympic Games in Greece.

Connor Sports signs on with the NCAA to be the Official Court of the NCAA March Madness and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four.

Official Court Supplier to FIBA EuroBasket.

Official Court Supplier to the Asia Games in Qatar.

Became Partners with Lifetime Fitness and entered into the stenght and conditioning world.

Valapraiso becomes First D-1 school to play on a Green Play Court.

Official Court Supplier to the Asia Games in China.

Custom Herring Bone Floor placed in Barclays Center.

Official Supplier to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

FIBA selects Connor Sports to be the Official Court (Official Technical Supplier) of FIBA and supplies the EuroBasket championships in Slovenia.

Traction brand of tracks added to the family.

Official Court Supplier to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Official Court Supplier of the World Cup of Badminton in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

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